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Thrilled with response to Hindi version of ‘Sarrainodu’: Director

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Director Boyapati Srinu is thrilled with the overwhelming response to the Hindi dubbed version of his Telugu film “Sarrainodu”, which has been viewed over 16 million times in just three days since it was uploaded online.

Following its world premiere on Sony Max on May 28, the film was released on Youtube on same day via Goldmines Telefilms.

“I’m thrilled that the film is doing wonders with Hindi audiences too. In just 24 hours since it was uploaded, the film clocked over 6 million views. It has so far been viewed over 16 million times. I’m expecting record TRP for the Hindi television premiere,” Srinu told IANS.

Starring Allu Arjun, Rakul Preet Singh and Catherine Tresa, the film was one of the biggest blockbusters of last year.

According to a statement from the makers, the film has been trending at first position in countries like Australia, UAE, Bahrain, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan on Youtube.

In India, it is trending at 24th position.

The makers further added that the numbers are proof to Allu Arjun’s growing popularity amid Hindi-speaking audiences.

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Sarrainodu Movie Review : SarainodE but….

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Sarainodu Review , Sarrainodu Review

Stylish Star Allu Arjun’s Sarrainodu is one of the eagerly awaited films this summer. Directed by Mr. Boyapati Srinu, the film features Rakul Preet Singh and Catherine Tresa as the female leads. Produced by Allu Aravind on a spectacularly high budget, Sarrainodu created a huge buzz in the trade circles with solid pre-release business in all areas. Let us see how this movie has shaped up.

Story (Spoiler-Free) :

Gana (Allu Arjun), a member of the State Chief Secretary’s family, is a military veteran living in Hyderabad. Gana thinks it is funny to flirt with Hanshita Reddy (Catherine Tresa), an MLA. Meanwhile near Khammam, the Chief Minister’s son Vairam Dhanush ( Aadi Pinisetty), establishes a ruthless mafia specializing in land grabbing, rape and murder. Saikumar, a friend of State Chief Secretary, lives in this terror ridden area with his daughter Rakul Preet Singh. A land grabbing incident triggers rivalry between Saikumar and Vairam Dhanush. The consequences of this fight and how it makes Gana the person to make things right, make up the rest of the story.

What worked well ?

Firstly, in spite of the trailers depicting the movie as an out and out mass entertainer, the movie has some decent family attracting elements as well, especially in the first half. The director took time to well establish the characters in the initial phase of the movie. Allu Arjun’s role has three dimensions to it: a family member, a lover and an action hero. With a total body language make over, he excelled in every aspect of this role making him sarrainodu for the role. In spite of the script lending to more than life characterization, Arjun made sure to keep his acting subtle – directly resulting in very good performance. Arjun’s performance deserves a special mention during the court scene in the first half of the movie.

Coming to the rest of the cast, Aadi Pinisetty was perfect for the villain role, stylish and ruthless. Brahmanandam, who has failed to evoke much laughter in the recent times, did not fail too bad this time. Vidyullata Raman’s role as a tamil lady, was funny – a little bit. Rakul Preet Singh could have done better in a meatier role, she certainly has the talent and the glamor.

Well composed fights, though a couple of them could have done better, had proper emotions been built into the scenes leading to them. At the same time, it could be said that by leveraging Allu Arjun’s super macho looks, the fights had a raw feel to them. For you fitness freaks, Allu Arjun with his perfectly toned biceps, is a treat to watch.

The second half of the film, with a lengthy comedy sequence featuring Pradeep Rawat and 30 years industry experience Prudhvi was well featured.

Songs are OK, a couple them looked great onscreen: “This is a private party”, “Block BusterE”

What should have been better ?

Songs – Allu Arjun’s movies usually do well in the music department, this time no so much The songs are pretty ordinary, except for the two mentioned earlier. The script has many loose ends and is slow at times, not a working formula with the audience today.

The single point confrontation in the second half, lacked the elements to make it right and it just fizzled out. Additionally the back to back action scenes in the last 30 minutes of the movie, may not connect with the mass audience.

Verdict :

Allu Arjun, who is on top gear with back to back hits like Race Gurram , S/O Satya murthy , may not be able to work his magic this time round. While other mass heroes are trying to cater more to overseas and urbane audience in India, surprisingly, Allu Arjun has done this violent filled action movie which may not go well with these audiences. However, there is still hope for the movie this summer, thanks to due to Allu Arjun’s stardom. So should you watch this movie? – Hmm, yeah, may be for Allu Arjun’s performance, if you have time to spare.

Telugu360.com Rating 2.75/5

Director : Boyapati Srinu
Producer : Allu Aravind
Screenplay : Boyapati Srinu
Story : Boyapati Srinu
Starring : Allu Arjun, Rakul Preet Singh , Catherine Tresa ,Srikanth
Music :S. Thaman
Cinematography : Rishi Punjabi
Production : Geetha Arts
Release date : 22 April 2016

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Lavish set erected for Sarrainodu

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Stylish star Allu Arjun’s forthcoming action drama Sarrainodu is in the last leg of its shoot. The film is slated to hit the screens in Summer and the shooting is progressing non stop from the past few weeks. Boyapati Srinu is the director for the film.

Currently a song featuring Allu Arjun and Catherine Teresa is being shot in Hyderabad. A lavish set worth 1.5 Crores has been erected in Annapurna Studios and the song will be shot for a period of 5 days. It is learnt that this song, which features 300 dancers, will be a visual treat for the audience. Popular Bollywood choreographers duo Bosco Caeser are composing the dance moves for this song.

Rakul Preet Singh is the other female lead and veteran actor Srikanth and young hero Adhi Pinisetty are essaying crucial roles in this film. Allu Aravind is producing the film on Geetha Arts banner. SS Thaman is scoring the soundtrack and the first teaser will be out tomorrow.

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